Hello from Northern Wisconsin

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  1. Roach

    Roach New Member

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    hi, I'm Roach. Currently I have a HT motor on an old Schwinn Collegiate. I chose this bike because the motor bolted on easily. But after reading some threads and riding the bike I have decided this isn't a good platform. Too weak tires and rims, heavy, no suspension. It's a really nice looking old bike tho. Must have been in a garage since 1974. Very good shape.

    anyway now I'm in the process of building a new bike around a vintage frame with mountain bike fork and tires.

    Hope to have some pics when completed.
     
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    Roach New Member

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    ah, this is post number three so I can reply to a different thread with links. :)
     
  3. silverbear

    silverbear The Boy Who Never Grew Up

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    Hey Roach,
    Whereabouts in northern Wisconsin? I'm a hundred miles inland of Duluth near Ely. Welcome to the forum.
    SB
     
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    I'm 100 miles the other direction, near Hayward.
     
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    Welcome to the fun, Roach!

    Hayward, eh? That's south of Ironwood, by about 50 miles isn't it? I'm only about 40 miles North of that town, where the winters are way too cold!

    .wee.
     
  6. Plindy

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    Hi
    The Birkie trail be nice to MB.

    I google'd, ( birkie+trail+video's ).

    I think they have it open for bikes. MB'S ?dnutdnut
     
  7. silverbear

    silverbear The Boy Who Never Grew Up

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    So Plindy, where are you located? Not wishing to be nosy, but I'm hoping to get a ride together next summer at Bearhead State Park located on Bearhead Lake midway between Tower and Ely. It's a great state park with a beautiful paved road winding along to hwy 169. Sandy beach, and Ely is a tourist town with nice shops and good food. Sure would be nice to ride with some forum members.
    SB
     
  8. Roach

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    yeah there's a lot of trails and logging roads up there, not just the birkie. The Fat Tire Fest is coming up this weekend. sept 17-19. I don't think they allow motorbikes :) at least not the race. I think the Camba trails and logging roads should be open to motorbikes but the birkie trail is posted "no motorized vehicles."

    Chequamegon Fat Tire Festival
     
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    Roach,
    Thank you for the info.

    SB.
    Was thinking I would try to get up to say hi this fall, but looks like your leaving before the cold and ice.

    Me I live close to st.cloud, kinda!
     
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    Welcome,Roach.The more the merrier.Kip.
     

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